Write tomorrow's headline: World unity ends offshore drillingToday, people have the opportunity to join the world to end offshore oil drilling and move to cleaner energy on Wisconsin Point.
By: Jan Conley, For the Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
Today, people have the opportunity to join the world to end offshore oil drilling and move to cleaner energy at pristine Wisconsin Point.
People around the world will gather on beaches to join together and send a message to all of the world's leaders that it is time to move away from dangerous offshore oil drilling and to move toward clean, renewable energy. The local gathering runs 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the first parking area on Wisconsin Point.
Hands Across the Sand is an international movement of people from all walks of life regardless of political affiliation. The movement is not about politics; it is about protecting coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and the fishing industry. Its goal is to convince state legislators, governors, congress and the president to stop the expansion of offshore oil drilling and adopt policies encouraging clean and renewable energy sources. Our country needs legislation that creates tax incentives and subsidies to encourage the growth of clean energy and renewable industries for America’s future.
Hands Across the Sand began in Florida on Feb. 13, when thousands of Floridians representing 60 towns and cities and more than 90 beaches joined hands to protest the efforts by the Florida Legislature and the U.S. Congress to lift the ban on oil drilling in the near and off shores of Florida. The movement has taken on new urgency with the BP gulf oil catastrophe.
Join in solidarity on Wisconsin Point to support this international effort. For more information, visit www.handsacrossthesand.com.